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CPPIB selling stake in U.K. utilities provider, Ontario Teachers’ investing in insurance brokerage

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is selling its stake in a U.K. wireless utilities provider. Through the deal reached with Digital 9 Infrastructure, an…

OMERS expanding Australian telecom tower network, Caisse investing in online furniture retailer

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the…

  • By: Staff
  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
  • 11:00
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IMCO allocates funds to global credit managers, Caisse-backed bus fleet operator buys transport company

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested…

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
  • 11:00

Institutional investor initiative taking aim at dual-class shares

A coalition of global pension funds with combined assets of more than $1.25 trillion is launching an initiative to push back against the rise of dual-class…

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  • June 14, 2022 June 14, 2022
  • 11:55

2022 GIC coverage: Should pension plans engage or divest from high-carbon assets?

To divest or not to divest — that was the question posed by Catherine Ann Marshall, principal consultant at RealAlts Inc, in a panel discussion…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on how employers can create health benefits and retirement plans for gig workers was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week.…

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  • May 27, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 09:00

OMERS’ real estate arm developing French laboratories, PSP-backed firm investing in Tokyo data centre

The real estate arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is entering a long-term strategic partnership to develop commercial laboratories in France. In the…

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  • May 24, 2022 May 24, 2022
  • 13:00

Canadian pension plans well positioned as inflation hits 31-year high: report

Canada’s pension plans are well positioned to succeed in a high inflation environment though stagflation remains a significant threat, according to a new report from…

Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the potential future of pension plans in the private sector was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022
  • 09:00

2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Geopolitics roaring back into focus for institutional investors

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset…

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Diversified pooled funds dip 4.1% in Q1: report

Diversified pooled fund managers saw median losses of 4.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2022, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s performance universe. While Canadian…

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  • May 12, 2022 May 12, 2022
  • 12:30

Ontario Teachers’ investing in unicorn tax firm, PSP consolidating Australian cereal producers

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is investing in a unicorn firm behind a popular European tax app. The pension fund’s private equity subsidiary Teachers’ Venture…

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  • April 28, 2022 April 28, 2022
  • 13:30

PSP Investments to support transition to global net-zero emissions by 2050

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is committing to using its capital and influence to support a transition to net-zero emissions by 2050, according to…

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  • April 26, 2022 April 26, 2022
  • 09:00

Does benchmarking inspire change or encourage more of the same?

Trends don’t change overnight; it often takes time to see with shifting mindsets and the adoption of new ideas. Our small sector of the benefits space…

    How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

    United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

    Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

    As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…